• Age: 26
• Rank: 1st lieutenant
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• Branch of service: Army
• Hometown: Oakdale
• High school: Oakdale High, Class of 2002
• Specialty: UH60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot
• Currently serving in: Afghanistan
• Family: Parents, Jose and Celia Aceves of Oakdale
• Of note: Aceves serves with the National Guard, F Company, 2-135th AVN Medevac unit based at Sacramento Mather Airport. He is a 2006 graduate of Norwich University in Vermont and a 2008 graduate of the Modesto Junior College Regional Fire Academy.